Department Organization

Organizational Chart

Org chart March 2023
  1. Chief of Police
  2. Deputy Chief
  3. Operations Bureau
  4. Support Services Bureau
Jay Parrish


The Gainesville Chief of Police oversees the overall function of the agency and works with the command staff to ensure the agency is meeting the standards of being a PILLAR in our community. The command staff consists of the Chief, Deputy Chief, and two Captains.

Additionally, the following offices report directly to the Chief:
  • Deputy Chief
  • Communication Liaison Officer (Public Information Office)
  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Chaplain Unit
  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Senior Account Clerk

Law Enforcement Oath of Honor

On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.